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  1. Members of an assessment team conduct their own independent assesments of the child's abilities that relate to their own interest areas (SLPs evaluate speech and language only, physical therapists--motor abilities). In a summary meeting, each member of the team shares their findings and recommends treatment. The emphasis is on the parts of the child rather than the whole child.
  2. Refers to the structure of language including syntax, morphology, and phonology.
  3. Allows SLPs to test beyond the limits of behaviors the child displays in non-teaching (testing) situations. This type of testing helps clinicians decide whether poor test performance is due to language learning difficulties or lack of understanding of the test task, or limited exposure to the types of questions that are being asked.
  4. Refers to the social aspects of language, which are also called Pragmatics.
  5. Difficulties acquiring language in the absence of any other mental, sensory, motoric, emotional, or experiential deficits (functional disorder).
  6. The ability to produce language (the opposite of comprehension).

6 True/False questions

  1. Neutralist ApproachAn approach to identifying language disorders in which clinicians base their diagnostic decisions on test scores without taking social norms into consideration.

          

  2. Developmental AgeDetermining a child's age to compare them to other children the same age. We typically use years and months (2;3--2 years; 3 months).

          

  3. Standardized AssessmentAdministration of formal tests to determine how a child's performance on an aspect of language compares to the average performance of children who are the same chronological age.

          

  4. Normative ApproachAn approach to identifying language disorders in which clinicians base their diagnostic decisions on test scores without taking social norms into consideration.

          

  5. Trans-disciplinary AssessmentA team of professionals works together to evaluate a child. Members of the team are not limited to the evaluation of any single area of development.

          

  6. ComprehensionThe ability to understand language (the opposite of expression).

          

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